Sudden Sunday Hailstorm Hits Home

At about 8:35 p.m., a sudden hailstorm came down on Sheepshead Bay. The small pebbles of ice hit windows loudly, causing concern that windows would be broken.

The storm ended almost as quickly as it started, but by the time it was done, the streets and pavement were covered with the round, ice “stones”. I couldn’t find my ruler at the moment (why is it I can almost never find that thing when I need it?), but some of the hailstones had to be almost three-quarters of an inch in diameter.

If any of you have an experience with — or video of — the hailstorm, you’d like to share with us, send us a comment.